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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Natural Feature
“Amazing place all read round! Walk the beach in the Spring - Summer and in the winter, Point Beach State Forest grooms 11 miles of pristine cross-country ski trails. Or bring along your snowshoes! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“It's about a 3 minute drive and there's fun for the whole family: beaches, parks, and Nicky's is nearby!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Explore a world war 2 submarine and learn about the history of ship building and the Maritime history of Lake Michigan and the rich maritime history of Manitowoc and Two Rivers”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Hamilton was a big name for Two Rivers. They did a lot to develop their industry and support this community. At one time making Wood Type Letters for printing was their specialty- , the company evolved to engineer many other things however the Wood Type has been preserved and continued as a medium through the support and development of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Machut's Supper Club is a classic that holds the same charms today that they did back when. I have fond memories growing up, sometimes going there for Thanksgiving or Easter and having a family style feast, or when relatives were in town maybe we would all go gather out to eat and [the adults] have cocktails. It was always a treat and we always enjoyed it, AND, all the things that I loved about it and remembered most are still there today including the aroma's of baked & fried seafood, & baked potatoes wafting out each time the kitchen doors swings open. Scott is a pleasant host and bartender and you would most likely have a very enjoyable experience and dinner. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Department Store
“An original department store still in operation under the founding family with "other people's shops" blended in, including The Red Apple educational toys and games, and The Red Bank Coffeehouse. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you're looking for a nice night out, this is a great place to check out!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Woodland Dunes Nature Center manages and preserves over 1,300 acres with over 7 miles of trails through the marsh, meadows and wooden ridges. Around 260 species of birds have been recorded, including 36 species of warblers. Environmental education programs are offered throughout the year for adults and youth. Hours of Operation The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. From April to October, the building is open on Saturdays as well from 9am-12pm. The trails and outdoor facilities are open dawn to dusk. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Some Organic Produce & a small stretch of Healthy/Organic Products. Decent Alcoholic Beverage Selection. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Menu allows a little something for everyone with a twist. Food is delicious, good portion sizes and a very nice atmosphere.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Cute Boutique. Various WI souvenirs, candles, home decor, womens clothing, baby clothing”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Pine River Dairy is a local cheese shop with fresh cheese, including Wisconsin cheese curds, 25 cent ice cream scoops & a small gift items.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Manitowoc Zoo has just under 200 animals, including 2 rescue cougar cubs adopted in 2014, black bear, bald eagle, snow leopard, wolves, bison and prairie dogs. The education building features reptiles, amphibians, tropical birds and interactive learning. Enjoy the playground, activity trail and picnic areas on zoo grounds. Located in beautiful Lincoln Park. Hours of Operation MD-LD: Mon-Sat 7am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm. LD-MD: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great ambiance and decor, paired with awesome mexican food and lots of beer.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transit Station
“Arrive in Manitowoc from Ludington Michagan by crossing Lake Michigan on the Lake Michigan Carferry Service/SS Badger”
  • 2 locals recommend